madison skyline, dancing, from lake mendota
- while we're talking electronic music history, don't miss the vintage "educational film" banananutrament pointed me to.
- whattaya joe, indeed? despite its quick'n'dirty character, that jimi-TI mash i mashed a minute ago caught some listeners' ears, even prompting requests for a higher-quality version (good lookin'..). in an age of serato and such, how could i not oblige? so here it is in all its 192bit splendor. jimi deserves better anyhow. (and while we're on topic, here's an old jimi remix i did about 7 years ago.)
- if you're into millions of poems (happy way-belated bday, jordan!) or thousands of paintings, you might like a collage a day.
- siebe thiessen returns with mo' mixes, including an earful of "post-bubbling" beats.
been thinking about bubbling a bunch lately. for one, i was trying to track down the person who wrote that piece someone pasted into a comment here a while back. for three, bubbling seems uncannily like (early) reggaeton and rio funk insofar as it approaches its source materials as a vast canvas of fair use / fair game samples, not to mention how it favors certain tracks and genres - sharing a good number of early90s dancehall references with reggaeton (but seemingly drawing on a lot of filmi too, at least recently, accding to auratheft), and even chopping up well-worn breaks and rapidly retriggering drums in a similar manner to both "proto-" reggaeton and "baile" funk, as well as drawing heavily on hip-hop, r&b, and - in a much heavier manner than reggaeton or funk (where the odd hoover is never too out-of-place) - rave music (e.g., hardcore techno). and who can resist those beefed-up, chopped-up soca-tempo drum tracks and half-time, double-time samples? it's funky, interesting stuff, yet oddly, it's largely ignored in poco-beats discourse, to coin a phrase. (perhaps because it's from "the continent"? too metroprole maybe?)
[update: just recovered this ugandan article on reggaeton which, not insignificantly, uses the term "bubbling" to describe the author's reception of the genre's early efforts, noting explicitly the link to the most seminal - and bubblin' - dancehall riddims of the day. 'n round and round we go. love to hear some of that dj rota and dj shiru stuff.]
- and while we're on online mixes, let me direct you to tim r-j's first avant classical mix. it's funky and interesting too !